Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2235-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Pinkie Pie discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's futex subsystem. An
unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or gain administrative privileges.
(CVE-2014-3153)

A flaw was discovered in the vhost-net subsystem of the Linux kernel.
Guest OS users could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
(host OS crash). (CVE-2014-0055)

Sasha Levin reported a bug in the Linux kernel's virtual memory
management subsystem. An unprivileged local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2014-3122).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74356 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66441
67162

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0055
CVE-2014-3122
CVE-2014-3153